To be eligible, a student must be a member in good standing of a student publications staff at an IHSPA member school. Each member school may nominate one candidate. Students in grades 10-12 may run for the board. Since a primary activity of the student officers is to help plan the next year's convention, any seniors who run must be prepared to make a commitment to be available and involved in the 2019 convention.
To apply, complete the student officer application form below before Sept.15, 2018. Each publication and other school medium shall select one person to act as a voting delegate at the convention. These students will meet at the Student Business Meeting on Oct. 19, 2018 to elect their officers. The student division will have five officers who will each have a vote at IHSPA Executive Board meetings.
The five candidates receiving the most votes from the student association membership at the state convention in October will serve on the Board. The organization of officers on the student board will serve at the discretion of the five-member board. They must attend at least 50 percent of the total meetings of the Executive Board and/or Student Board. New board members will be announced at the end of the business meeting.